First off as many of you know I make a lot of fishing jigs for fresh and saltwater. I also make a lot of fishing weights from Halibut weights to surfcast sinkers.
Reading the recent threads I had some questions.
First off is bannana sinkers for mooching. I have the molds for these and was wondering what everbodys preference is for rigging these?
The molds I have allow for me to add either a bead chain swivel or a crane swivel to either eye of the sinker before casting.
What is your preffered set up on these sinkers? Beadchain on one end and crane swivel on the other? both ends with bead chain or both with crane swivels? Neither one added?
The other question is regarding snagging hooks like you would use fishing for reds in Seward. Is there a particular size and/or shape of snag hook you prefer to use? Please give your reasoning if any.
There are several styles of snag hooks. My current mold is the little mac mold but I was contemplating buying the do-it mold for a different style. Does the style even make a difference?
What size hook do you most commonly use? Does switching sizes effect your hooking percentages?
I don't snag fish much but there was a time or two were I sure wished we had some with us. One time in Halibut Cove Lagoon after it had opened to snagging. Those kings wouldn't bite anything we threw. Snagging without a snagging hook is harder than it seems. Though the 4 of us landed 3 in 3 days. So I bought a mold to make some and now I need to use it.
Anyway thanks for any advice you can give.